A couple of times a year I get to be a summer camp photographer - it's one of my favourite places to be!
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? I was super-excited to spend the morning on Saturday shooting some promo pictures for our youngest son Spencer. He is working this year on getting out there as a musician and I have been doing what I can to help with promotion.
All bias aside... he's brilliant. You can listen to some of the music that Spencer has written on his Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/SpencerBlakeMusic
We were lucky to have some good weather and got to shoot in Woodstock and out at my Grandfather's place in Innerkip. He still has a small hobby barn on his property and it seemed like a perfect setting for us to shoot with my brother-in-law, Mike's, great old VW van.
A couple of pictures of Spencer's girlfriend Stephanie as the assistant. She held the lights for me while Beth was doing all of the running around adjusting flash power and zoom.
Gotta have some shade:
Sometimes there is just no room for a flash stand...
One of my pictures was featured today on the national website of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Camp Kintail, one of my clients, used the photo to promote their "Especially Special Night" Alumni dinner. The full details can be found here: “An Especially Special Night”: A Dinner for Alumni and Friends of Kintail. 7 November 2009 | The Presbyterian Church in Canada
(For the Photographers in the crowd: Canon 40D on a tripod, Tamron 17-55 2.8, settings f2.8, 1/3sec. Flash is a Canon 430EX set to ETTL and fired with an on-camera 580EXII, flash is positioned on a painter's pole and held in position by a my best VAL [voice activated lightstand], Beth.)
A couple of camp star-trails shots:
CAIRN (a longer exposure so the sky is lighter, plus the effect of a heavy dew on my lens)